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English verb: argue

1. argue (communication) present reasons and arguments

ExamplesSam and Sue argue, Sam wants to argue with Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)lay out, present, represent

Narrower (hyponym)defend, expostulate, fend for, re-argue, support

2. argue (communication) have an argument about something

ExamplesSam and Sue argue, Sam wants to argue with Sue

Synonymscontend, debate, fence

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)converse, discourse

Narrower (hyponym)altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, dispute, niggle, oppose, pettifog, quarrel, quibble, scrap, spar, squabble, stickle

Entaildiffer, disagree, dissent, take issue

3. argue (communication) give evidence of

SamplesThe evidence argues for your claim.
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Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay out, present, represent

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